It was something he has done many times, but when Indianapolis Colts Adam Vinatieri converted an extra point Sunday against the Houston Texans it was a historic moment.

With that extra point, the Rapid City Central grad moved into second place all time in total points scored. 

Vinatieri now has 2,442 and only trails hall of famer Morton Andersen who has 2,544 points. He came into the game tied with Gary Anderson, and surpassed him with two extra points and two field goals, including a 53-yarder in the fourth quarter that forced Houston to play for a touchdown late in the game, which it couldn't accomplish.

Indianapolis won the game 20-14.

The former Cobbler and South Dakota State football player's career has spanned across 22 seasons and has featured time with the New England Patriots and the Colts.

While with New England Vinatieri is most famous for his kick in Super Bowl XXXVI as time expired to give the Patriots their first Super Bowl in franchise history. He was with New England from 1996-2005, and has been with the Colts since 2006.

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He is a four time Super Bowl champion, winning three with New England (2002, 2004 and 2005) and one in Indianapolis (2007).

Vinatieri graduated from Central in 1991 where he was a letter-winner in football, wrestling, basketball and soccer. He graduated from SDSU in 1995 as the Jackrabbits all time leading scorer with 185 points.

He was undrafted by the NFL but did receive a tryout with NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals, who he played for in 1996 before getting a tryout with the Patriots. 

Vinatieri sits only 102 points behind Andersen for the top spot all time, and told FOX 59 in Indianapolis this week that he plans to play next season and possibly into 2019.

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Sports reporter for the Rapid City Journal.